Henry II was crowned in 1154. Apollo 17, the last manned lunar flight, returned to Earth in 1972. Sixteen people were lost at sea in the Penlee lifeboat disaster in 1981. The original FIFA World Cup trophy was stolen from the headquarters of the Brazilian Football Confederation in Rio de Janeiro in 1983.
Born today: Ralph Richardson (1902-1983), Jean Genet (1910-1986), Édith Piaf (1915-1963), Limahl (1958), Jake Gyllenhaal (1980), Gary Cahill (1985), Ryan Babel (1986) and Karim Benzema (1987).